## R&D on GMAT prep

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### R&D on GMAT prep

by gmatmachoman » Sun Oct 03, 2010 4:17 am
Guys,

Now that I have done some R&D on GMAT algorithm. I will be posting my snapshots of various combinations of test taking methods on Verbal portion in GMAT prep.

Plz do state what WOULD have been my scaled score in verbal.

Here I go!!

Why this game?? This will help us to understand what really happens in the backend of the software!! Plz do participate in the game...
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by clammiestqasar » Sun Oct 03, 2010 5:21 am
V-33

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by selango » Sun Oct 03, 2010 5:33 am
Total Incorrect-14

1-10 - 4

11-20 - 5

21-30 - 3

31-41 - 2

Score -> 28 - 31

5 pairs of two consecutive mistakes.In these mistakes,there may be 2 pairs of 2 consecutive RC wrong answers.If so the score ll be further reduced.
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by gmatmachoman » Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:23 am
Awesome Anand!!

Scaled verbal score is 28

Now the understanding is even though I have made just 5 mistakes in last 20, the first 9 mistakes in 20 has screwed up my score.

I really tried hard to get this point.

There were many testtakers who were "doubting" my analysis, hope they believe this!!

Plz see the below snap shot. This one has scaled score of "[spoiler]34"[/spoiler]In first 20 I have just 4 mistakes .

I shall post my inferences soon!!
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by pkit » Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:15 am
Here is my R&D.

My score was 34. With 7 wrong in first 20.
I can provide detailed breakdown of questions

1 CR Wrong
2 SC Correct
3 CR Wrong
4 RC Correct
5 RC Correct
6 RC Correct
7 RC Correct
8 CR Correct
9 CR Correct
10 RC Correct
11 RC Wrong
12 RC Correct
13 CR Wrong
14 SC Wrong
15 RC Correct
16 RC Correct
17 RC Wrong
18 RC Wrong
19 SC Correct
20 SC Correct
21 SC Wrong
22 CR Wrong
23 SC Correct
24 SC Wrong
25 RC Correct
26 RC Wrong
27 RC Correct
28 SC Correct
29 CR Correct
30 SC Correct
31 SC Correct
32 SC Correct
33 CR Correct
34 SC Correct
35 SC Correct
36 CR Wrong
37 SC Wrong
38 SC Correct
39 SC Wrong
40 CR Correct
41 CR Wrong

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by pkit » Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:18 am
One more test: result was 29 with 10 wrong in first 20.

1 SC Correct
2 SC Correct
3 CR Wrong
4 SC Correct
5 SC Correct
6 RC Wrong
7 RC Correct
8 RC Correct
9 CR Wrong
10 SC Correct
11 SC Wrong
12 CR Correct
13 SC Correct
14 SC Correct
15 RC Wrong
16 RC Wrong
17 RC Wrong
18 CR Wrong
19 CR Wrong
20 SC Wrong
21 SC Correct
22 SC Correct
23 RC Correct
24 RC Wrong
25 RC Correct
26 RC Correct
27 CR Correct
28 CR Correct
29 SC Wrong
30 CR Wrong
31 SC Correct
32 SC Correct
33 RC Correct
34 RC Correct
35 RC Correct
36 SC Correct
37 SC Correct
38 CR Wrong
39 CR Correct
40 CR Wrong
41 SC Wrong

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by pkit » Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:22 am
here is my third result V score was 27
with total 6 wrong in first 20.

1 CR wrong
2 Correct
3 Correct
4 Correct
5 Correct
6 Correct
7 RC wrong
8 CR wrong
9 RC wrong
10 Correct
11 Correct
12 RC wrong
13 Correct
14 Correct
15 Correct
16 Correct
17 CR wrong
18 Correct
19 Correct
20 Correct
21 RC wrong
22 RC wrong
23 Correct
24 Correct
25 CR wrong
26 Correct
27 Correct
28 Correct
29 Correct
30 Correct
31 Correct
32 Correct
33 RC Correct
34 RC Correct
35 RC Correct
36 RC Correct
37 SC wrong
38 Sc wrong
39 Correct
40 Correct
41 Correct

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by pkit » Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:25 am
Here is my forth result V- 21
Total of 10 wrong out of 20.

1 CR wrong
2 SC Correct
3 CR wrong
4 RC Correct
5 RC wrong
6 RC wrong
7 RC wrong
8 CR Correct
9 CR Correct
10 RC Correct
11 RC Correct
12 RC wrong
13 CR Correct
14 SC wrong
15 RC Correct
16 RC wrong
17 RC wrong
18 RC Correct
19 SC wrong
20 SC Correct
21 SC Correct
22 CR wrong
23 SC wrong
24 SC Correct
25 RC Correct
26 RC Correct
27 RC wrong
28 SC Correct
29 CR Correct
30 SC Correct
31 SC wrong
32 SC wrong
33 CR wrong
34 SC Correct
35 SC Correct
36 CR Correct
37 SC Correct
38 SC wrong
39 SC Correct
40 CR wrong
41 CR Correct

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by gmatmachoman » Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:03 am
@PKIT

Plz share the snap shot so that it will easy for us to DECIPHER the backend algorithm...

@Anand..ask someone who can get 45 in verbal ..so tat we can be sure what we should do in real test..

Once we know the methods of HOW to get 42+..we should just follow them and move on...

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by pkit » Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:08 am
I recorded all my result in an XLS file. I have some video files, but as you see print screen takes black screen instead of questions. I cant post here wmv file. I cant send you by e-mail one as an example of 34 score.

But why my detailed breakdown per sections is not good?

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by gmatmachoman » Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:50 am
now one more
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by gmatmachoman » Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:32 am
Guys,

I did 9 incorrect in verbal ..scaled score is 40

14 incorrect scaled scaled is 28

13 incorrect scaled score is 34

And now I need some more data to make solid analysis..plz pitch in ...

But onething,, people who said "First questions have more importance" are REALLY correct!! This is 100000% correct!!

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by rishi raj » Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:15 am
Interesting analyses guys....here are a few of my verbal test scores that i remember (GMATPrep of course)

5 incorrect - 45
5 incorrect - 44
1 incorrect - 48
1 incorrect - 47

sorry don't really remember the break up of question types

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by pkit » Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:55 am
As I promised.
Here is my Verbal section raw score of V-31.
Breakdown of mistakes:
RC-7
SC-4
CR-3

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by abhi84v » Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:25 pm
This was 45-46 from memory. Back from my practice days. Hope this helps with your analyses.

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